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State Fairgrounds Minnesota

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Address: 1265 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, MN 55108-3003
Phone Number: (651) 288-4400

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Minnesota great get together

We go multiple times each season. We absolutely love going to the fair to eat, drink, and wander around for hours at a time

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Cindy M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go multiple times each season. We absolutely love going to the fair to eat, drink, and wander around for hours at a time

Thank Cindy M
Andover, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is always so much to see, so much to do, so much shopping and so much to eat! This is the perfect place to find unusual items and makes shopping fun. Make sure you come to the fair hungry! Lots of different foods, so spend the entire day. There is so much activity going on all over the grounds.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the MN State Fair!! So much to do and see! Went twice this year, spending a total of 18 hours there and it was awesome!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been going to the fair off and on for years. I have found the least frustrating way to get there is to bike. You can go faster than the stalled traffic and they have a bike corral to store your ride right on the campus. There are also the park-n-rides and metro transit. I have used both and... More 

Thank Eric S
North Oaks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With 300+ acres of attractions and nearly two million visitors in only 12 days, this is the ultimate state fair experience in the country. From the animal barns, 4-H exhibits, FFA competitions, Boy scouts and Girl Scouts and wonderful food, what a great way to spend several days. The classic state fair foods are great - mini-donuts, cheese curds, pork... More 

Thank marcasch
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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86 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really only come here for the MN State Fair in August, but come every summer. Also have been here for concerts and the Color Run, great spot for that.

Thank tif316
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best state fair ever. Originally I am from Ohio and live this fair more. It is very fun and I went four times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You haven't seen MN until you have been to the MN State Fair - people, amazing food (many on a stick), animals, bitter sculptures, farm equipment, amusement rides, more food (mostly fried and on a stick), crafts, beer, local celebrities, lots of free stuff and did I mention food? The summer isn't over if you don't make a trip to... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time wandering the something like 300 acres of St. Fair on the State Fairgrounds. The area is set up well to deal with large crowds, multiple vendors, livestock and more. If we were in the area and there were other events being held here that we were interested in, we would make a point to come... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been there for the last 15 years. Great for people watching. Food is nice for a once a year treat. Prices keep going way up!

Thank Glenn W

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